The next stage of Rototuna Village has just started with building works including the village square, main street, car parks and pedestrian links underway. Picture / Provided
The beating heart of Rototuna is quickly taking shape as Hamilton City Council works more on community spaces, including the village square and cycling and walking links.
The space was co-designed with the Rototuna community and will be built on North City Road next to Korikori Park and the new Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library.
HCC awarded Schick Civil Construction a $12.7 million contract to start work which also includes Main Street and parking lots.
Program manager Natasha Ryan says she is thrilled to see the village come to life.
“We talked about the library and the hub creating a focus and a heart for the North East community. This contract will provide a key part of that heart, helping people move in and around the village , whether on foot or on wheels.
Council community committee chairman Mark Bunting says Schick Construction is a company that has already shown a lot of love to Hamilton, so he knows Rototuna’s development is in good hands.
“The Rototuna community has been waiting for this facility for a very long time, so it’s fantastic to see it take shape.”
Construction work on the spaces is expected to last approximately 14 months and be completed by mid-2023.
The Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library has been constructed by construction company Livingstone Building since February this year and is expected to be completed in line with the other public spaces by the middle of next year.
A third contract for the delivery of skate and play areas for the village is expected to be awarded later this year.